iOS 7 Beta 5 Improved Battery Life

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by emckai, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. emckai macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2013
    Anyone else experiencing better battery life?

    What I did today:
    Took it off the charger at 6:30am and went to my university for summer school (used LTE) the whole day. A bunch of texts, little gaming and a lot of internet browsing.

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  2. carlos mara macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2013
    Yeah i feel almost exactly but with 13hrs in sleep!
  3. pottyvick macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2013
    was it a fresh install?
  4. emckai thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2013
    It was not a fresh install. Went from Beta 4 to Beta 5. I did a fresh install for beta 4.
  5. Jakimo macrumors 6502

    Apr 25, 2008
    Colorado Springs
    Beta 4 was the best batt performance I've ever seen on my iPhone 5. Quite surprised..

    So beta 5 should be good, but I haven't had enough time with it to tell.
  6. Ferrd macrumors regular


    Jan 24, 2008
    So far the battery life on beta 5 has been almost stunning!

    Standby 12hrs, 36min
    Usage 5 hrs, 8 minutes

    50% Battery life left. I used the phone the same way I always do throughout the day: email, twitter, surfing. Normally I would be around 35% at this time (8:34pm)
  7. Evan23 macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2013
    For some reason I've been getting worse battery with beta 5. I updated OTA, and I have tons of features turned off. I'm getting less than 7 hours of usage. I think I'll do a clean install for beta 6.
  8. BHP41 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2010
    United States of America
    OTA, fresh install with B4. Battery life is worse for me. All services are turned on.
  9. batting1000 macrumors 604

    Sep 4, 2011
    I think battery life is a little better for me or at least it seems like it.
  10. Crooks macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2012
    6 hours of usage is already a lot more than most android handsets get :)
  11. war eagle macrumors 6502a

    Jul 24, 2008
    My phone was on 1% for about 35 minutes and I was able to get it on the charger.
  12. emckai thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2013
    People are complaining how they get less than 7 hours of usage when during b1-b4 I would get less than 3-4 hours of usage. Fantastic improvement.
  13. Antoni Nygaard macrumors 6502a

    Antoni Nygaard

    Jun 23, 2009
    This was with beta 4 used LTE, 1 hour walk with iTunes radio and runkeeper tracking via gps, also texting and toget stuff

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  14. Gymgenius Suspended

    Jan 29, 2010
    I found that as well. B4 was amazing.

    B5 is not so good though :(
  15. Andeavor macrumors 6502

    Aug 19, 2010
    I had to turn of parallax during beta 4, which improved my battery life 5 times. I'm afraid to turn it on again but I suppose the effect does automatically drain the battery no matter the beta build.
  16. VSMacOne macrumors 601


    Oct 18, 2008
    Beta 4 gave me worse battery life and now in b5 it seems to be back close to b3. B3 was ridiculously good for me!
  17. ploinkr macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2013
    It's gotten worse here. Quite a bit worse :p I'm at 58% at 11am, when I wouldn't reach that until late afternoon with b4.
  18. solace, Aug 8, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2013

    solace macrumors regular

    Apr 6, 2006
    way worse here.

    Beta 3 has still been my best on an iPhone 5.

    with Beta 5, i woke up at 7am with 100% charge (charged it overnight), by the time i got to work it was at 57% at 8:30am

    edit: clean install btw, did an OTA on Monday, a clean install yesterday
  19. pazgb macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2013
    Mine has been quite well after the following.

    -OTA update to beta 5 from beta 4
    -Hard reset(Power + Home button) - took about 2 minutes to boot back up
    -drained battery to 19%, did full recharge last night
    -This morning, I'm at 20 minutes of light use(with LTE on), and 3 1/2 hours of standby. Still at 100%! :)
  20. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    I can't really tell because lately my LTE signal has been bouncing around between 2 dots and 3 and it's auto-switching to 3G at times. Freakin Verizon needs to fix their tower that's nearby. :mad:
  21. djtech42 macrumors 65816


    Jun 23, 2012
    West Chester, OH
    I'm getting the same kind of performance. :)
  22. ploinkr macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2013
    Yep, something's really weird: battery went directly from 19% to 3%; plugged it to the wall charger and it jumped back to 17% :p
  23. emckai thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2013
    Yeah there are still some bugs with the battery indicator.
  24. dictoresno macrumors 601


    Apr 30, 2012
    kinda questionable. ive been getting the infamous 1% drop per minute when in use. i played a few minutes of words with friends and then checked facebook. this took no longer than 5-6 mins and i went from 85% to 80%. thats horrible. when at idle with nothing going on, i can get it to sit at the same percentage for awhile though. god forbid i start using it, the battery tanks immediately.
  25. imaginex20 macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2009
    Battery performance has been getting better and better after each beta. But I started noticing in this Beta 5, Apple has been monitoring the power level as you can see diagnostic logs starting with PL and it shows detailed information on the battery.

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